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Consultant Psychiatrist Hazelwood Unit

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year plus LW per annum
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Hazelwood ward is a 15 bedded low secure unit for males aged 18 to 65. Patients are referred to the service from General Adult Services, custodial settings, medium security, as well as via Court Diversion. The unit also accepts patients who need to be recalled to hospital within the low secure setting and admits men with complex presentations relating to mental illness, personality disorder, substance misuse, and offending behaviour. Hazelwood Ward sits within the A2 (Acute admissions and treatment) pathway of the SLP (South London Partnership) and includes an area for Intensive Care or de-escalation.

The team expects to receive on average 3 new referrals per month with an average 18 months length of stay.

Main duties of the job

The Consultant will be responsible for undertaking admissions assessments for Hazelwood Clinic and providing necessary Psychiatric reports to courts and mental health review tribunals.

The Bracton and Memorial Consultants are included in the local Consultancy Rota and are expected to provide reports for local risk assessments and consultancy.

The service follows the recovery model of care. The units aim to provide a safe place, support and care so people can recover and move back to the community as soon as possible.

The Consultant will provide highly specialised clinical care, function independently and within a clinical team, providing expert advice to ensure the needs of the patient are met by leading, challenging and changing practice within the clinical setting.

Maintain approval to act in the role of Responsible Clinician, as defined in the Mental Health Act 1983 revision 2007, and hold accountability for the delivery of care and clinical decisions made.

Provide safe and effective RC cover as defined by the role and service needs.

About us

As one of the first Mental Health Foundation Trusts, Oxleas has established a reputation for innovative service development and strong partnership working across criminal justice, social care and mental health services. The Trust now provides a range of healthcare services in South East London and Kent including:
  • Community mental health and learning disability services in the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.
  • Forensic Psychiatric Services for the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham and some cross-London initiatives, within the SLP Forensic pathway.
  • Community services for the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich.
  • Mental health services to eight Kent prisons, Primary Care service to five prisons in West Kent and the Medway area, and mental health liaison services at police stations and Bromley Magistrates Court, and at the Central Criminal Court.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be eligible for inclusion in the Specialist Register in Forensic Psychiatry or General Adult Psychiatry.

The primary duties of the post holder will include consultant leadership for Hazelwood Ward. The post holder will have 2.5 SPA allocated in their job plan for undertaking activities that support the professional role such as teaching, training, clinical management, clinical governance, service development and other relevant activities.

The post holder will work closely with the Service Manager, Consultant colleagues and the Clinical Director to develop a model for the use of medical resources that meets service needs appropriately and supports a job plan that is professionally balanced.

Clinical Work Inpatient Forensic Unit:
  • Deliver highly developed specialist assessment and interventions in line with the postholders specific professional training and Developing and maintaining the caseloads of all patients, ensuring that Core Assessments, Risk Assessments and Care Plans are available, accurate, and up to date in RiO case records
  • Provide specialist advanced practice level contribution to risk assessment, risk management and the development of multidisciplinary treatment
  • To formulate plans for the formal treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • Draw on a diverse range of knowledge in making decisions to determine evidence based therapeutic interventions.

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • GMC Registered
Registration Essential
  • AC Status
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience

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